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Can an Infected Tooth cause Breathing Problems?

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I HAVE A QUESTION, CAN A BAD INFECTED TOOTH CAUSE BREATHING TROUBLE? THE TOOTH HAS PUS AND BLOOD COMING OUT OF IT. I NEED ANSWERS PLEASE. SCARID


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replied October 5th, 2006
Dental Health Answer A1568
It doesn’t seem likely to me that an infected tooth can cause a breathing problem. Teeth have no function in the process of breathing. If the infection spreads to the pharynx, however, it may cause some breathing difficulties. You can proceed to a dentist's office for an examination and to take care of the current symptoms (pus and blood).
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